Fried Maple Leaves

simmer leaves

70 Sugar Maple Leaves, small
1 c Lyle’s Golden Syrup
1 c Water
100 g Flour
1T Cornstarch
1/4 C Maple Sugar
100 ml Spaten Optimaor (beer)
100 ml Ginger Beer

canola oil 350 F

Simmer leaves in Lyle’s & water for 30 min.
Pat leaves dry.
Combine flour, cornstarch, maple sugar, beer and ginger beer to form batter.
Dip 1 side of leaf in batter and fry until golden.
Drain on paper towels and serve it forth…

forrst plate

Forrest Plate at 2014 Grains Vs Grapes

(acorn flour cavatelli, seared venison tenderloin, wild blueberry/shallot reduction, pickled wild plum, sauteed chanterelle & fiddlehead fern and fried maple leaf )


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